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Tips for Visiting Sustainable Safari petting zoo in Maplewood, MN

Tamandua anteater at Sustainable Safari

Kids adore getting up close to animals. Enter: Sustainable Safari. As a wildlife biologist by training, I am always keen to find those which are ethical in animal treatment, sourcing, and care. Most folks know about Minnesota’s many zoos, but who knew there was a super hands-on petting zoo in a suburban mall? Here’s how to make the most of your visit!

Sustainable Safari Maplewood Mall

Sustainable Safari in Maplewood Mall

Maplewood is about a 30 minute drive from the Bloomington/Mall of America and Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) International Airport area. It’s an easy drive to the Maplewood Mall. For easiest access, park in the upper lot near Kohl’s and use Door 2 for entry.

aviary feeding parakeets

Once inside, Sustainable Safari is on the second level in a corner storefront. My best advice is to get there when it opens, or wait about two and a half hours after the opening time to visit. (There was a line of about a dozen people in front of us, at noon on Sunday.) You might also have good luck during the work week. The more congested, the longer wait you’ll have for animal encounters–unless you use my other piece of advice, below.

General Admission – Baseline Entry at Sustainable Safari

General admission (just to get in the doors and be able to feed the animals with the $3.00 included cup of mixed seeds, pellets, and greens.) If you want to hold or feed beyond this, you’ll have to pay for the animal encounters and feedings separately.

banded armadillo at Sustainable Safari

The site is open everyday, but check their website for hours. There are some holidays in which the petting zoo is closed.

Animal Encounters are not included in this gate fee . You will be able to lean over the fence to pet kangaroos, goats, and other animals with accessible enclosures. Feeding in this way is available to you within the general admission. I recommend this entry for grandparents or chaperones having NO interest in animals themselves, perhaps just wanting a fun day out with your loved ones and being the jolly photographer on the outside of the pen. General admission is fine if your parties’ ages are over the minimums so you won’t have to accompany them inside cages.

Goats at Sustainable Safari in Maplewood Mall

Fee-Based Animal Holdings and Feedings

There are different feeding and holding fees charged based on the experience you want. Some visitors are angered by this price scale on top of admissions, BUT, this is a way to not exhaust the animals and to pay for their special care.

Holding a wallaby baby at Sustainable Safari

Each fee allows 4 minutes of holding an animal. Thing about this based on lines – if there are ten people in line, you’re talking a 40 minute wait. So plan your allotted time for the visit accordingly. During out visit, a line of ten people was not at all uncommon.

Allow Time to Interact with Animals

Factoring in a couple kids or family members wanting to hold an alligator, feed a capybara, and hold a kangaroo COULD mean around three hours at the zoo. That’s also not including meandering around to “fish for prairie dogs” or enter the avian enclosure to enjoy the budgies. For me, it’s an easy two hours on-site but could stretch longer for larger families and more interest in encounters.

feeding kangaroos at Sustainable Safari in Minnesota

Sustainable Safari Tips for a Great Visit

Let’s get this out upfront — this is NOT like visiting Como Zoo. You’re going to spend some money for this special experience. $14.50 at the doors, per person is the MINIMUM you can figure out for your budget. The feed cup included not going to get you a ton of interaction. I equate this to Zoo Tampa or Safari North or any other zoological visit — you’ve gotten in, now you’re likely going to pay that $5.00 to feed a leaf of romaine to a giraffe.

Feeding an anteater chicken-flavored baby food at Sustainable Safari

Manage Your Time and Get the Most for Your Money

Please go into this experience with a different mindset than an average zoo visit. You WILL be paying more for the unique and safe access to these incredible animals. The atmosphere is safe for visitors and animals alike. If the hundreds of guests through the doors ALL had free reign with the babies in the enclosures, they wouldn’t have any respite from stimulation. So try framing the experience as what it truly is — incredible, rare access to some of nature’s most interesting animals!

bottle feeding a baby goat at Sustainable Safari

Guided Sustainable Safari Tour

If you have one kid you plan to treat for their birthday or something special, I highly recommend the Guided Safari Tour option. Yes, it’s $180 + $14.50 admission. BUT, the food needed for interaction is included for the animals you’re working with. You get SO MUCH information and the care and patience of a dedicated animal care specialist. Find out all the clever names of the residents and extra information that you won’t get with the general holding queue. If you have the funds to manage this, it’s bar none the best option for a high quality experience at Sustainable Safari.

Asian otter who loves cuddles!

Pouch Packages

Special “pouch packages” are offered for a middle-of-the-road experience that is both affordable and enjoyable. Some are dedicated to reptiles like bearded dragons and snakes, while others cater to the kangaroo crowd. These experiences are less-expensive than the full guided tour but offer a lot more intimate encounters than general admissions and paying for a holding.

Magnificent teenage alligator held by Safari Bob

Holdings and Feedings at Sustainable Safari

This is still a wonderful way to get kids and adults alike nearer to animals to learn about them, and hopefully, foster life-long learning interest and respect for the creatures who inhabit this earth with us! You’ll get 4 minutes (they have timers, so rest-assured, you get every second to soak up the snuggles of a baby animal or alligator or whatever delights you!)

Lemur with beautiful eyes being fed at Sustainable Safari

You can also opt for an up-close feeding of a Lemur or Binturong (bearcat) which is incredible, too. Learn about lemur matriarchy communities while you hand them food favorites or marvel at how gentle the intimidating bearcat can be when it nibbles a grape out of your fingertips. These animals are very sensitive to germs and stay in their cage during the experience, but it’s still one-of-a-kind and memorable.

Final Thoughts and Advice for a Satisfying Sustainable Safari Visit

The optimal visit would be during a low attendance time to cut back on wait times. The Family Feed Cup offers up a seed stick for the aviary for the members of your party and some apples and sweet potatoes, and a lot of lettuce and seed/pellet mix. The fruits and veggies are key for most residents taste buds.

Try to game out your time – the aviary is a short wait. Emus, prairie dogs, guinea pigs, and goats are available almost endlessly to interact with through the fence. Wear minimal clothing (jewelry, draping tops and sweaters, anything loose) as some animals will nibble and tug at anything they find to chew on.

Display of feeding costs at Sustainable Safari.

Be patient. These animals are constantly handled and human-raised in most cases. You are in THEIR home and you must exercise full respect and be gentle! This is a very special experience and you really do get what you pay for in terms of unique interaction and time with the animals.

Family feed cup (minus the apple slices and sweet potatoes)

I heard one request for a refund during our visit. I couldn’t help but think the party likely did not do their research. They probably thought they’d pay $14.50 and have the keys to the animal kingdom. Realize this is not a typical zoo. Alter your attitude to remember you’re not staring at these animals through glass panes and the upkeep of their clean cages and quality food takes operational budget. For the best experience, save up for this epic petting zoo experience and find the interaction level that suits your interests and financial abilities.

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Exotic petting zoo set for former old navy in burnsville, worrying animal rights groups.

The Burnsville City Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved the necessary permits to open a petting zoo featuring exotic animals at Burnsville Center, despite concerns from animal rights groups about animal welfare and public safety.

The 17,000-square-foot indoor zoo in Burnsville — in the former Old Navy space — will feature dozens of animals, including kangaroos, alligators, goats, lemurs and capybaras, that visitors pay to pet and feed.

The petting zoo, called Sustainable Safari, has operated a location at Maplewood Mall since 2019. Both are majority-owned and founded by Bob Pilz, who said he has a farm in Scandia where his 300 animals are kept when not on display.

Dave Harvey, president and CEO of Sustainable Safari, said the businesses' mission is to create "an emotional bond" between visitors and animals so people will be motivated to save the animals and their vanishing habitat.

"Nobody's done the actual kind of interactive experience that we've done," said Harvey, adding that the novel parts of the business are its permanent mall location, the range of exotic species featured and the "up-close" encounters it provides.

But Zack Eichten, the Minnesota state director for the Humane Society of the United States, said the group is concerned about Pilz's ability to provide even basic care for animals in a small indoor space. He said Pilz's previous business, Cock-a-Doodle Zoo in Scandia, was cited by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 25 times for violations related to animal care and housing between 2016 and 2021.

Some of the animals Pilz keeps can be "quite dangerous" to the public, including several species that carry rabies and cannot be vaccinated, he said.

"We're worried about the welfare of the animals, we're worried about the welfare of any visitors," Eichten said in an interview. "[This] is just a roadside zoo with a different name."

The City Council, which has been eager to see space filled in the nearly empty mall, delayed a planned vote on Sustainable Safari in July after the Humane Society and several residents raised concerns.

Council member Cara Schulz said that while she personally doesn't like the idea of animals residing in zoos or aquariums, there was "no reason to not approve this."

"It is not the role of government to become involved in the private business if the businesses are following the ordinances and the rules," she said.

Burnsville's Planning Commission recommended the council approve Sustainable Safari's permit application with several conditions. Sustainable Safari must renew its permanent animal permit annually and maintain its USDA license and all required state permits.

Seven people spoke at Tuesday's council meeting in opposition to the zoo.

"It just doesn't make sense to have animals at a petting zoo at the mall," said Courtney White of Burnsville. "It's preposterous."

White noted that there are 75 zoonotic diseases — illnesses that can spread from animals to humans — that people can contract without touching an animal. Minnesotans already have the world-class Minnesota Zoo here, she said, adding that animals like penguins and kangaroos are not supposed to be in the state.

Ashley Riddle, co-president of the Animal Rights Coalition, said she visited the Maplewood location and was "surprised and saddened" to see seven kangaroos kept in a small enclosure. "I have a really hard time believing they're having all their needs met," she said.

Harvey said that the USDA violations for which Pilz's previous business was cited were "not critical" violations and became learning opportunities.

He said the Maplewood location brings in 100,000 visitors a year and has revitalized a "dead end" area of the mall.

About 50 jobs will be created by opening the Burnsville location, company leaders said.

Sustainable Safari is pursuing accreditation from the Zoological Association of America, Harvey said, a membership-based organization with many smaller zoos and wildlife parks as members. The Minnesota Zoo and most larger zoos are accredited by a different group, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

At the meeting, Pilz said the reason animals were "good in the mall" is because he personally raised them. Sustainable Safari has a ventilation system that recycles the air every six minutes, he said, and uses software that monitors animals' vital statistics daily.

In four years in Maplewood, only about five out of 350,000 visitors have been bitten or scratched by an animal, he said.

"We are doing things really well," Pilz said. "I take great pride in what I do [but] I can't make everyone happy."

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  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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  • Sun - Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • (0.75 km) Emerald Inn
  • (12.24 km) Historic District BnB
  • (6.76 km) Best Western Plus White Bear Country Inn
  • (11.10 km) The Saint Paul Hotel
  • (10.71 km) Celeste St Paul
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  • (0.10 km) Panda Express
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  • (0.52 km) Myth
  • (0.10 km) JCPenney
  • (0.10 km) At The Pier Arcade
  • (0.16 km) Kohl's

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Admission Ticket Pricing

Adult – $ 16.50 Child – $16.50

All paid-entry receive:

• ALL DAY  Safari Entry FREE  Same Day Re-entry

• Includes   $2.00 Feed Cup

• Kids 4 & Under   FREE (Daycares have special pricing. Contact us through this form .)

• $2.00 OFF : Seniors, Military, First Responders, Educators *Must bring official ID  

No reservations are required for regular admission. Purchase your tickets at the door .

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Safari Location & Hours

Sustainable Safari® at Maplewood Mall 3001 White Bear Avenue N, Maplewood, MN 55109

We are located on the 2nd Floor at the southwest end of the Mall. Park in Kohl’s upper-level parking lot and enter Maplewood Mall door #2.

Safari Hours: Sunday 12 pm-6 pm Monday 11 am-7 pm Tuesday 11 am-7 pm Wednesday 11 am-7 pm Thursday 11 am-7 pm Friday 11 am-7 pm Saturday 11 am-7 pm

We are closed on the following federal holidays so our animals and employees can enjoy their time off with their families. Easter Sunday, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

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So Many Animals! Our Wild Adventure at Sustainable Safari in Maplewood

April 7, 2022 By TC Frugal Mom

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So many animals!!!!

That’s what we thought when we visited Sustainable Safari in Maplewood for the first time this past week. We could have spent all day here with the animals! There were so many!

And many animals were soooo cute. Like the baby goat that “baaaa’d” so sweet. And the baby kangaroo that actually wore a diaper (heehee). And the otters that made the cutest squeaks as they climbed all over us.

Sustainable Safari is an interactive animal experience in Maplewood Mall. It opened up 2 years ago and this was our first time here. It’s truly a unique experience here in Minnesota as nothing else offers an up-close and interactive experience with animals from around the world. You can feed or hold almost all animals including red kangaroos, fennec foxes, and alligators!

We were invited to visit and share our experience on my blog, and I’m so glad we finally went! I had no idea what to expect but it was seriously hours and hours of fun. We were there almost 3 hours and could have spent many more here! It was a wild adventure but safely indoors so it’s perfect for year-round fun.

sustainable safari hungry goat

They have over 200 animals to feed and pet. Admission is $14.50 and includes a $3.00 feed cup and ALL-DAY Safari entry. (Seniors, military, first responders and educators get $2.00 off.)

They also have other experiences you can add on – where you can interact more with the animals. Or you can do the whole “Guided Safari Tour” where you get all possible interactive experiences with the animals!!!! You get tokens to exchange for an experience with each type of animal. (Note that there is a minimum age requirement for some experiences – kids have to be at least age 5 or 10 for some.)

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We just started all brave by interacting with the alligator!

My kids were a little shy but I held it! It’s just a baby anyway… (Don’t worry, their staff stay nearby to help you!)

sustainable safari alligator

Next, on to the snake holding area!

sustainable safari snake holding area

My son held a pretty tame snake…carefully. We had a GREAT tour guide named Lynnea, by the way. She guided us through all the experiences and taught us so much!

sustainable safari snack assistant

I’m not sure I learned anything our tour guide was saying about the snakes though when I held one…I just tried to stay calm…

sustainable safari snake

Okay, we had some good slimy fun. Now on to some kangaroo cuddling!!!

sustainable safari kangaroo cuddle

We got to hold a baby kangaroo, just like a baby! And the kangaroo wears a diaper, which the tour guide showed us.

sustainable safari kangaroo

And we got to pick out our own bay goat to bottle feed! This black one was soooo cute and made the cutest “baaa” sound, so we picked him.

sustainable safari goat

As we sat with the kangaroo we had this view of the llama, goats and even chickens walking around!

sustainable safari llama

Capybaras are animals you don’t think about often until you meet some! And yes, they look like rodents, because they are rodents! They are actually the largest rodents in the world. We fed them sweet potatoes and got to cuddle one!

sustainable safari capybara

We got to meet a Ring-tailed Lemur family! The boss is actually a female, so I like this family’s dynamics already…

These are very social animals from Madagascar and they loved the grapes and bananas we fed them.

sustainable safari lemurs

An experience NOT to be missed is the Parakeet Experience! It’s included with admission, and a feed stick is $4.00 each. You go in to the aviary, hold a feed stick, and the birds fly around you and sit on your hand to eat off the stick.

sustainable safari bird sticks

They may even sit on your head if they feel like it.

This is for ages 7 and up and you have to be very careful with your feet as the parakeets will crowd around your feet the whole time.

sustainable safari birds

We also did the porcupine experience, kangaroo feeding, we visited the guinea pig village, we fed the prairie dogs, and even got to feed an anteater!

These are just a FEW of the other animals we got to see! 

sustainable safari animals

Our favorite?

We loved them all, but I think our favorite experience is the otter experience. We got to go in their playroom and they crawled all over us! They were so curious and friendly.

sustainable safari otters

What else should you know?

I talked with one of owners, Safari Bob, and learned about the story of the place. It’s a family-owned business. They truly care about the animals and they all get to spend time in the sun and open air! They have a farm that animals get to go to.

They are very well-cared for!

They get fed of course by visitors, but also get fed regularly morning and night to make sure they get the nutrition they need. The staff know the animals SO well and the animals know them well too!

There are wildlife shows every day, and a mobile zoo that goes to schools and other places.

I could see that Safari Bob and his team of in-house educators and caretakers are super passionate about animals with a goal to create a place where people can learn and experience the animals, learn about sustainability, and how to support each species while also having fun!

Sustainable Safari also has many sustainable practices in place including biodegradable feed cups, repurposed cardboard bedding, and plush animals made from recycled plastic. So much here is truly designed to be good for everyone including the environment.

And they also accommodate birthday parties and large groups!

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Check out their website here for more information!

And thank you to Sustainable Safari for hosting our family – we had a great time!

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  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • (0.75 km) Emerald Inn
  • (12.24 km) Historic District BnB
  • (6.76 km) Best Western Plus White Bear Country Inn
  • (11.10 km) The Saint Paul Hotel
  • (10.71 km) Celeste St Paul
  • (0.05 km) Sweet & Sour Taqueria
  • (0.05 km) Charleys Cheesesteaks
  • (0.11 km) Cinnabon
  • (0.10 km) Charley's Grilled Subs
  • (0.10 km) Panda Express
  • (0.08 km) Tactical Escape 101- Maplewood Mall
  • (0.52 km) Myth
  • (0.10 km) JCPenney
  • (0.10 km) At The Pier Arcade
  • (0.16 km) Kohl's

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  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • (0.75 km) Emerald Inn
  • (12.24 km) Historic District BnB
  • (6.76 km) Best Western Plus White Bear Country Inn
  • (11.10 km) The Saint Paul Hotel
  • (10.71 km) Celeste St Paul
  • (0.05 km) Sweet & Sour Taqueria
  • (0.05 km) Charleys Cheesesteaks
  • (0.11 km) Cinnabon
  • (0.10 km) Charley's Grilled Subs
  • (0.10 km) Panda Express
  • (0.08 km) Tactical Escape 101- Maplewood Mall
  • (0.52 km) Myth
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    STEP 1: Start Your Safari! Admission: Adult: $16.50 | Child: $16.50 Ages 4 and under are free. Hours: Monday-Saturday: 11 am-7 pm Sunday: 12 pm-6 pm Location and Parking Information > No reservations are required for general admission. Purchase tickets at the door. Included with Admission:

  2. Location Hours + Pricing

    Safari Location & Hours Sustainable Safari® at Maplewood Mall 3001 White Bear Avenue N, Maplewood, MN 55109 We are located on the 2nd Floor at the southwest end of the Mall. Park in Kohl's upper-level parking lot and enter Maplewood Mall door #2. Safari Hours: Sunday 12 pm-6 pm Monday 11 am-7 pm Tuesday 11 am-7 pm Wednesday 11 am-7 pm

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    Sustainable Safari is the most interactive Zoo in MN. Guest are able to pet and feed almost all of our animals such as: Kangaroo's, Wallaby's, Coatimundi's, Capybara's, Royal Yak, Emu's, Armadillo's, Greater Grison, American Bader, lots of goats and much more.

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    Sustainable Safari® is a licensed and insured animal exhibitor at Maplewood Mall. The Safari is a destination experience for all ages. The Safari offers mobile and free daily wildlife shows with teachings about Sustainability Practices and Natural History.

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    Sustainable Safari® is located inside Maplewood Mall on the second floor at the Southwest end of the Mall. Park in Kohl's upper-level parking lot and enter Maplewood Mall door #2. Sustainable Safari® Maplewood Mall 3001 White Bear Avenue N, Maplewood, MN 55109

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  10. Tips for Visiting Sustainable Safari petting zoo in Maplewood, MN

    Sustainable Safari in Maplewood Mall Maplewood is about a 30 minute drive from the Bloomington/Mall of America and Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) International Airport area. It's an easy drive to the Maplewood Mall. For easiest access, park in the upper lot near Kohl's and use Door 2 for entry.

  11. SUSTAINABLE SAFARI

    Sustainable Safari is the most interactive Zoo in MN. Guest are able to pet and feed almost all of our animals such as: Kangaroo's, Wallaby's, Coatimundi's, Capybara's, Royal Yak, Emu's, Armadillo's, Greater Grison, American Bader, lots of goats and much more.

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    Animal park in Maplewood, MN. 3001 White Bear Ave #2001. Maplewood MN 55109 + Google Map. (651) 773-2061. https://sustainablesafari.net. Sustainable Safari is family-owned and works to educate the public through safe animal encounters. Sustainable Safari® is a licensed animal exhibitor at the Maplewood Mall. The displays are designed to ...

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    SEA LIFE Aquarium Minnesota Admission Ticket at Mall of America. ₱1,792.81. All Inclusive 3hr Craft Brewery Tour. 98% of travelers recommend this experience. This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher.

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    About. Sustainable Safari is the most interactive Zoo in MN. Guest are able to pet and feed almost all of our animals such as: Kangaroo's, Wallaby's, Coatimundi's, Capybara's, Royal Yak, Emu's, Armadillo's, Greater Grison, American Bader, lots of goats and much more. If you are interested in a closer animal experience, for an additional fee ...

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    Sustainable Safari® at Maplewood Mall 3001 White Bear Avenue N, Maplewood, MN 55109. We are located on the 2nd Floor at the southwest end of the Mall. Park in Kohl's upper-level parking lot and enter Maplewood Mall door #2. Safari Hours: Sunday 12 pm-6 pm Monday 11 am-7 pm Tuesday 11 am-7 pm Wednesday 11 am-7 pm Thursday 11 am-7 pm Friday 11 ...

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    Sustainable Safari: You gotta go here! - See 10 traveler reviews, 71 candid photos, and great deals for Maplewood, MN, at Tripadvisor.

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    Sustainable Safari is an interactive animal experience in Maplewood Mall. It opened up 2 years ago and this was our first time here. It's truly a unique experience here in Minnesota as nothing else offers an up-close and interactive experience with animals from around the world.

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    Sustainable Safari is the most interactive Zoo in MN. Guest are able to pet and feed almost all of our animals such as: Kangaroo's, Wallaby's, Coatimundi's, Capybara's, Royal Yak, Emu's, Armadillo's, Greater Grison, American Bader, lots of goats and much more.

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    Sustainable Safari in Maplewood Mall is a Indoor Pet Zoo where you can touch, feed and can hold animals. It has a Super Ambience, I love this place and visit... AboutPressCopyrightContact...

  23. Review of Sustainable Safari, Maplewood, MN

    Sustainable Safari: Very sad place - See 10 traveler reviews, 95 candid photos, and great deals for Maplewood, MN, at Tripadvisor. ... Maplewood Mall, Maplewood, MN 55109-1215. Open today: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM. Save. ... I was not sure if was going to be worth the money with her limitations and it being an indoor safari.